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Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council continues pay, benefits for Harrah’s employees

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The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council recently approved funding that will extend payroll and health insurance benefits to employees at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino for an additional two weeks. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related closure of the resort and casino.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino closed temporarily starting March 19 at 4 a.m. At the time, they announced that employees would continue to receive pay and benefits for up to two weeks without needing to use vacation or sick time. The latest announcement provides two more weeks of pay for employees. In addition, employees currently enrolled in benefits plans will continue to receive health insurance. One of Pinal County’s largest employers, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has more than 900 employees.

“It is important to the Ak-Chin Tribal Council that we do what we can to support the employees that work for Harrah’s,” said Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Tribal council, as quoted for an article in InMaricopa. “This is a challenging time for all of us and we are glad that we have the ability to support these employees,” he added in the article.

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Robert Livingston, general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, was also quoted in the InMaricopa article as saying, “As the management partner for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, we are so grateful to have the full support of the Ak-Chin Indian Community as we look for ways to continue to support our valuable employees. This additional funding for payroll and benefits is great news for our entire team.”

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino looks forward to welcoming everyone back once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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